20 Questions with Stephen Beaumont - GM, Continental Cars

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20 Questions with Stephen Beaumont - GM, Continental Cars


Why do you love working in Newmarket?

Great vibe.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to someone who was looking at starting out in your industry?

Enjoy what you do and keep learning.

What would you do if you weren’t in your current role?

Sail my boat.

Name 3 people that you would invite to a dinner party (living or dead).

David Bowie, Leonardo Da Vinci, Captain James Cook.

What was your first job?

Engineering Design.

What motivates you?

Being useful.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

New Zealand.  Then Hawaii.

Where is your favourite place to get coffee or a drink in Newmarket?

Zarbo on Morrow Street.

Describe Newmarket in 3 words:

Vibrant, central, interesting.

What do you wish you’d known before you started your career?

Time passes faster than you think.

How do you start each morning?

Car, commuting, coffee.

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve received?

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

Hawaii – wind surfing!

What is Newmarket’s best kept secret?

It was our Ferrari Showroom – but no more!

What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?

My kids.

Name one item that you can’t live without.

My boat.

It’s 10am on a Sunday morning.  Where would we find you and what are you doing?

Sailing on my boat.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?

My wife Barb – always up for new adventures.

What is your greatest fear?


What do you love most about your job?

Fast cars, nice people.